With the falling Canadian dollar, I know many of you are thinking twice about your annual March Break plans.
Staying close to home has never been easier on the wallet, and a road trip or quick flight to Mont-Tremblant in Quebec offers your family a great opportunity to spend the break reconnecting, getting out into nature and staying active.
If you haven’t read about my love affair with this incredible resort, here’s my post about Tremblant family travel and another about Tremblant couples travel. And since I know you’re reading to learn more about what’s happening at the mountain during this year’s school breaks, here you go:
- Specifically for Ontario’s March Break, from March 12-19, 2016, there are all kinds of free activities at Tremblant — Saturday Night Fever in particular sounds like a pretty fantastic way to cap off a day of skiing or skating
- Learn to Ride snowboard programs for three to six year olds at Burton Riglet Park, starting at $45 for an all-inclusive package
- Full-day Snow School group lessons (from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., including lunch), from $99 a day, featuring the very cool Flaik GPS tracking system your child wears while not in your care
- Until February 9, 2016, you can get a killer deal on March Break lift tickets — starting at just $115 for kids for a five-day lift ticket
Now that you’re thinking about visiting, the next step is to choose lodging. And there’s PLENTY of that right in the Tremblant pedestrian village, or within a five- to 10-minute free shuttle ride away. Other than being a stone’s throw from one of Canada’s best ski destinations, there are three excellent reasons to stay in a Tremblant resort hotel:
- First Tracks — it’ll get you on the mountain earlier than everyone else, and it’s free
- Free night tubing
- Free ice skate rentals
We’ve stayed at the Tremblant Holiday Inn Express & Suites as well as Le Westin Resort & Spa, and we’ll be calling the Fairmont Tremblant home in just a few weeks’ time. I’m convinced there isn’t a bad option at Tremblant.
There are other FREE things to do while you’re visiting Tremblant!
Ski midweek and you’ll get two transferable adult lift tickets for $115 or two transferable kids’ lift tickets for $75. Emphasis on the “transferable.”
There’s also onsite childcare available for parents who want to leave their precious littles in a safe and fun environment while they hit the slopes for a few hours.
Tremblant facts & stats
- Elevation at the summit: 875 metres (2,871 feet)
- South side vertical drop: 645 metres (2,116 feet)
- Number of trails: 96 <– NINETY-SIX!
- Mountain faces: 4
- Skiable terrain: 269 hectares (665 acres)
- Artificial snow coverage: 188 hectares (465 acres)
- Total length of trails: 78.9 km (49 miles)
- Longest trail: Nansen, 6 km (3.7 miles) <–I HEART THIS RUN!
- Glades: 36.8 hectares (91 acres)
- Maximum slope degreee: 42°
- Snowparks: 3
- Beginner: 21%
- Intermediate: 32%
- Advanced and expert: 47%
- Lift capacity: 27,230 skiers per hour
- High-speed four-passenger chairlifts: 5
- Four-passenger chairlifts: 1
- Three-passenger chairlifts: 2
- Gondolas: 2
- Magic carpets: 3
If all of this wasn’t enough to convince you to spend March Break at Tremblant, maybe this’ll do the trick: